Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Divorcing
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
June 29, 2012
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing after five years of marriage.
"This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family," says Holmes' attorney Jonathan Wolfe. "Katie's primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter's best interest."
Cruise's rep says in a statement: "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy."
People broke the stunning news on Friday.
Cruise and Holmes, who have a 16-year age difference, have one daughter together, Suri, 6.
The couple married in an Italian castle in 2006, after a whirlwind romance that made headlines from the start. Perhaps the most infamous incident? Cruise's 2005 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, in which he ecstatically professed his love for Holmes while jumping on a couch.
There was also no hint of marital trouble in Cruise's recent interview with Playboy, where he called Holmes "an extraordinary person."
"She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you'd see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She's funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I'm a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that," he said.
This was the first marriage for Holmes and the third marriage for Cruise, who was previously married to Nicole Kidman and Mimi Rogers. He has two children with Kidman, Isabella, 19, and Connor, 17.